🤯 America's Most Hated—and Most Trusted—Brands, Amazon Ring Drones & The Weiner Mobile Rides Again

The Ricks dive into conflicting studies on America's Most Trusted and Most Hated Brands and discuss what Pixar's "Inside Out" can tell us about CX. Amazon Ring Drones are pretty fly, but Tesla Bots may be gunning for them. And Lyft wants you to "fasten your 'meat belts'" and jump aboard the Weiner Mobile for your next rideshare. From Oct. 7, 2021.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🤖 Amazon's Ring Drones make the rounds—but what can "The Jetsons" tell us about what's next? (At :28-secs)

🌭 Fasten your "meat belts": The Weiner Mobiles are ready to roll—but will it pass mustard? (at 4:08)

🏆 Newsweek's (surprising) list of America's Most Trusted Brands for 2022 … (at 7:03)

🤬 … and what Pixar's "Inside Out" tells us about Twitter's (surprising) list of Most Hated Brands (at 9:32)

Approx. 13 minutes, 32 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🍗 Col. Sanders Takes on Ronald McD in Tekken and Our Look at 'Matrix Resurrection'

What we know, or think we know, about "Matrix Resurrection." Is "No Time to Die" really James Bond's swan song? The fast food wars take to Tekken. And if lab grown brain matter wasn't gross enough, now it's sprouting eyes. From Oct. 7, 2021.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

⌚️ Receiving texts by smartwatch is handy. But responding to them? Not so much (at 1 min, 13-sec)

🏖 October in California can be Spring all over again (at 2:13)

🍿 "No Time to Die" finally hits the box office—but is Bond really gone for good? (at 2:47)

🎬 The first trailer for "Matrix Resurrection" drops; but what's John Wick doing here? (at 6:18)

🕹 The fast food wars take to Tekken as Col. Sanders and Ronald McDonald throw down (at 10:13)

👀 Brain matter grown in the lab starts sprouting eyes, and we won't sleep tonight (at 11:47)

Approx. 13 minutes, 45 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


⏳ 'Tomorrow War,' The UK Bans Junk Food Ads Before 9 PM—And Were the Ricks Cast in 'Knives Out 2'?

The Ricks talk Amazon Prime's "Tomorrow War." Dove's "Courage is Beautiful" scores big at Cannes. The UK bans junk food commercials before 9 PM. Plus: Are the rumors true about the Ricks joining the cast of "Knives Out 2"? From July 9, 2021. 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🇺🇸 The thrilling July 4th weekend … at the supermarket (at 1 minute, 13 sec)

🔪 The rumors about the Ricks and "Knives Out 2 " (at 3:03)

🍿 "Tomorrow War"—worth the watch? Or a total time suck? (at 4:04)

⭐️ Do the Ricks a solid while helping food insecure families (at 9:05)

😷 Dove's "Courage is Beautiful" scores big at the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival (at 9:38)

🍟 The UK bans junk food before 9 PM to curb obesity —smart move, or fat chance? (at 12:02)

Approx. 15 min, 31 sec. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🦁 The Cannes Lions & Hand Puppetry, Pepsi's Post-Pandemic Summer & Batman Can't Do … What?

In a Rick & Quick episode, the Ricks play Loaded Questions to test your knowledge of recent news from the worlds of marketing, media, tech, and pop culture. Our apologies: This episode has a noticeable issue in one audio track. From June 29, 2021. 

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🦁 The Cannes Lions and its much vaunted hand puppetry category (at :28 seconds)

🥤 Pepsi and a messy post-pandemic summer—and Coke's ode to Summer (at 1:52)

🙀 DC somehow makes news for forbidding Batman from doing what to Catwoman? (at 5:05)

Approx. 7 minutes, 57 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


IN THIS EPISODE

🦁 The Cannes Lions and its much vaunted hand puppetry category (at :28 seconds)

🥤 Pepsi and a messy post-pandemic summer—and Coke's ode to Summer (at 1:52)

🙀 DC somehow makes news for forbidding Batman from doing what to Catwoman? (at 5:05)

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💩The Snyder Cut, Kraft Macaroni & Candy and The Poop on a New Campaign from Phillips

A stream-of-consciousness involving Seinfeld, The Greatest American Hero, Hong Kong Phooey, Gorilla Glue Hairspray, and more. Plus: Kraft Macaroni adds powdered candy to the mix, and Rick M. struggles to make it through an unforgettable round of Loaded Questions. From Feb 21, 2021.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🧺Jason Alexander and the Tide commercial that got away (at :54 seconds)

🦸‍The Greatest American Hero turns 70 but doesn't look a day older than Hong Kong Phooey (at 1:52)

🍿Revisiting 'Batman vs. Superman' in the runup to 'Zack Snyders' Justice League' (at 4:45)

💓Kraft Macaroni and Cheese adds pink candy to the recipe (at 11:19)

🦍Gorilla Glue sales skyrocket after an unfortunate mishap (at 13:09)

🤙🏼Twitter wants to let you slip into DMs with voice messages (at 14:46)

💩Rick M. can't keep it together in a segment about a new campaign from Phillips Laxative (at 15:20)

Approx. 18 minutes, 32 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🏈 Hut, Hut, Hike: Scoring the 2021 Super Bowl Commercials

Rick Mathieson and Rick Wootten review the 2021 Super Bowl commercials and pick the touchdowns, fumbles, and serious WTFs. 

IN THIS EPISODE

⏳Season 4…already?! (at 1 min)

⚽️What's in a name—is Football the best name for the US version of the game? (at 1:33)

💰The price running a Super Bowl spot…just the price of the average home in California?
(at 2:21)

🏆Is this the story of a man named Brady? (at 3:44)

👺…Or are we talking about a deal with the Devil? (at 4:50)

🍋Move over, Volkswagen … there's a new famous "lemon" in advertising (at 5:10)

⚡️ Will Ferrell, Keenen Thompson and Awkwafina put Norway on notice for GM (at: 6:06)

📺 Blue chip brands that sit this one out—and Alexa, who doesn't (at 7:16)

🏹 Challenger brands compete to be this year's Quibi … or is it the Robinhood of Robinhoods? (at 9:21)

🏆 (at 11:53) Toyota goes uplifting with "Upstream" (at 11:06)

🕺🏻 Scott's Miracle Gro busts a move with John Travolta … and the winner is TikTok (at 12:10)

🎶 Cheetos have Mila and Ashton Kutcher, er, butcher Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me" (13:05)

🎭 Yup, it's a Tide commercial … and Jason Alexander pays dearly at the hands of Rick W. (at 14:25)

🥂 And the winners are ….(at 15:20)

👎🏼 The also-rans are… (at 16:27)

Approx. 17 minutes, 26 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


Marketing, Media, Pop-Culture 2020: The Year in Loaded Questions (Part 1)

🎄It's a super-sized game of Loaded Questions as the Ricks celebrate the season that tried to make lemonade out of one lemon of a year.

IN THIS EPISODE:

🎅🏼A holiday end-of-season for the Ricks (at :55-seconds)

👽The time Rick M. introduced Rick W. in Klingon (at 1-min, :49-sec)

🍔When a certain QSR brand's campaign for freshness is solid mold (at 2:48)

🧟‍♂️The Ricks do science near you, and the results are scary (at 4:30)

😲Could this unfortunately-timed ad campaign benefited from a temporary rebrand? (at 6:12)

🤖Arnie's "Terminator" takes on an unexpected new role–and casting trivia from the OG (at 7:02)

💇‍♂️Rick W. wins a Golden Flowbee during lockdown—and finds himself in esteemed company (at 7:52)

🤘🏻From "Sex Education" to "Finger-Licking Vegan Nuggets" to fMRI and beyond (at 9:48)

📺"The Mandalorian" tries on some 501s (at 11:30)

🏈 Oh for the love of Quibi (at 13:32)

🤣 Some memorable moments from Season 3 of Rick and Rick Rule the World (at 15:14)

Approx. 19-min, 45-sec.

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🍿Top 15 Movies of 2010s; Wonder Woman 3

This holiday season, Pizza Hut goes heavy on comfort and joy. Is "Get Out" or "The Babadook" the best movie of the 2010s? The world's waiting for you, "Wonder Woman." Plus: Debating Tesla's decision to dump its PR department.

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IN THIS EPISODE

😷A Zoom Thanksgiving (at 55 sec)

🍿"WW84" to hit HBOMax—with "Amazons" spinoff & "Wonder Woman 3" in works (at 2 min, 25 sec)

🎬The Ricks review Mashable's list of Top 15 movies of the 2010s (at 4:43)

🛒Shop 'til you drop? Black Friday sales see major online spike (at 9:03)

📺 Real deal? Act now to get half off Samsung's $100,000 TV set (at 10:54)

🍕 Pizza Hut and Gravity Blanket Go Heavy on the Comfort & Joy (at 12:12)

🥤Coca-Cola dumps half of its beverage brands (at 12:41)

📣Tesla ditches corporate PR—and the Ricks discuss the pros and cons (at 15:17)

Approximately 22-minutes, 10-seconds.

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🤓VR Takes You to 'Lovecraft Country,' 'The Batman' Trailer's Uncanny Similarity to 'Se7en' & More

In this episode: "The Matrix 4" and its transgender allegory is on its way—without Agent Smith or Morpheus. HBO's experiential promotion for "Lovecraft Country." Is "The Batman" a trailer thief? Netflix has a 'Three Body Problem.' Plus Loaded Questions and a whole lot more. From September 13.

IN THIS EPISODE:

🛹 Rick W. gets his new Tony Hawk game, complete with limited edition skateboard (at 1 min, 6 sec)

✈️ Rick M. wasn't the guy flying a jetpack past commercial airliners on approach to LAX … at least not this time (at 2:46)

3️⃣ Netflix's "Three Body Problem" may be a good one to have (at 3:26)

🕵️‍♂️ "The Matrix 4" is on its way–without Agent Smith or Morpheus (at 4:52)

💥 "The Animatrix," revisited–why it was better than Matrix 2 and 3 (at 6:46)

👩🏻‍🦰 Did you know "The Matrix" series is an allegory about transgenderism? Neither did we (at 7:34)

🦇=❼? "Holy Double Vision, Batman!" If the trailer to "The Batman" looks familiar to you, this may be why (at 10:43)

👓 HBO takes its experiential marketing prowess to virtual reality to promote "Lovecraft Country" (at 12:04)

🐷 Did Elon Musk's Neuralink presser pull a Cybertruck? (at 14:47)

🤕 Just how much damage has the pandemic done to media spend in 2020? (at 15:42)

🍿 It's official: Summer 2020's box office champion is … (at 16:26)

Approximately 18-minutes, 15-seconds. For US audiences.

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🚘Top 5 Car Brands by Generation, 'Tenet' Hits Theaters & What Do Shoppers Really Think About Masks?

🚙 In the conclusion this last week's episode: The Ricks look at a surprising new list of the most-loved car brands for Millennials, Gen X and more. Epic Games Takes Aim at Apple. Plus: What shoppers think about your store's mask requirement, and more. From September 6. 

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IN THIS EPISODE

⚡️This List of Top 5 Car Brands by Generation is Electrifying (at 20-seconds)

⏲ The Ricks Look Inside an Internet Minute (at 3-min, 50-sec)

🍎 Epic Games Spoof of Apple's '1984' Hits Hard (at 5:18)

⏳Christopher Nolan's Sci-Fi Actioner 'Tenet' Hits Theaters (at 5:45)

😷 What Shoppers Think About Stores That Require Masks (at 6:18)

⚖️ How Many Companies Use A/B Testing to Increase Landing Page Conversion? (at 7:09)

Approximately 9-minutes, 26-seconds. For US audiences.
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